08 Apr 2009

Obama can give gay families equal immigration rights

Opinion: Obama can give gay families equal immigration rights Special to the Mercury News http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_12101399?IADID Posted: 04/08/2009 08:00:00 PM PDT The recent case of the deportation order against Jay Mercado's partner, Shirley Tan of Pacifica, and the deportation in 2007 of Tim Coco's partner, Genésio de Oliveira of Boston, make a

23 Mar 2009

A glaring example of why the Uniting American Families Act is so important

This is what this is all about, people.  I haven't felt so angry, ashamed, and helpless as I feel right now. Ms T is about to be deported to a country she hasn't seen in 20 years.  Her same-sex spouse cannot sponsor her for a green card.  Her two children,

22 Mar 2009

Ellen & Portia’s Help Requested in Getting UAFA Passed

A couple of threads have shown up in the past few days on Ellen DeGeneres' community forums pages regarding the Uniting American Famillies Act: Ellen Should Support Bi-National Gay Couples Dear Ellen, Please Support and Rally for UAFA to Pass Sign in, add your comments, and keep these discussions at

12 Feb 2009

Uniting American Families Act Re-Introduced…for the fifth time. Can we do it this session?

Press Release from Rep. Jerrold Nadler, NY-8: Rep. Nadler Continues Fight for LGBT Immigrant Rights    Uniting American Families Act Would Allow Americans to Sponsor Permanent Partners WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY-08), Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, today reintroduced the

08 Feb 2009

Marriage Equality USA Freedom to Marry Day Marriage Counter Action!!!

National Freedom to Marry DayDate: Feb 12, 2009Details: On National Freedom to Marry Day, all Marriage Equality USA® Chapters and Member Organizations will participate in Marriage Equality USA's National Freedom to Marry Events. Marriage Equality USA® has also partnered with Join the Impact for this national event. Thursday, February 12,

06 Feb 2009

Happy Days in Hawaii!!!

What a day!! I just got a FANTASTIC phone call from a friend who testified to the HawaiiJudiciary Committee regarding House Bill 444, A bill for an act relating toCivil Unions. The house committee voted 12-0 to pass it on to the legislature for a floorvote – this included two